CPB Contractors adds ten new solar lighting plants to its renewable fleet

February 14, 2023
  • Sustainability

No pollution, no noise, and no fuel consumption

CPB Contractors has added another ten solar lighting plants to its solar fleet. The units are a cost-effective and sustainable replacement for their diesel-powered counterpart.

The lights are 100% solar powered, with battery storage, and are part of CPB Contractors’ strategy to reduce carbon emissions and reach net zero.  

CPB Contractors will deploy the new renewable plant to projects across Victoria.

John Dellis, CPB Contractors Plant Manager – Victoria and Tasmania said: “As they are powered by the sun, these lights don’t need a diesel motor to operate. That means no noise or exhaust, reducing the impact on neighbouring homes and businesses.”

“CPB Contractors’ adoption of solar plant also makes us more efficient - there is no fuel cost, no labour costs for refuelling, and no risk of a diesel spill. There are many advantages to using solar lighting plants wherever we can.”

“The sun-powered battery provides up to 70 hours of power, so there is no issue with reliability.”

Compared to a standard diesel lighting tower, each solar unit saves 4,600 kilograms of CO2 emissions over a year.

A key part of CPB Contractors’ sustainability strategy is to progressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero.

Priya Pathmanathan, CPB Contractors Manage Sustainability Victoria and Tasmania said: “In line with CPB Contractors’ commitment to reduce our carbon emissions from fuel and electricity by 20% by 2025, I’m delighted to see our plant yard taking the initiative to procure ten solar lighting towers for our projects to utilise.  These solar lighting towers will ensure no more wasting of diesel and carbon from lights being left on and are a great step in our broader decarbonisation actions.”

CPB Contractors’ net zero approach involves:

  • Avoiding unnecessary energy or material use
  • Reducing emissions by using efficient and low emission equipment
  • Replacing high emission materials and energy with low emission and renewable alternatives
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